God’s Ultimate Goal
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:28-31 NKJV
Everything that happens to you in life is not necessarily good, and there are some things that you just don’t understand, but God works in all things. Do these things work together for good? Yes, when the Spirit prays in you and through you (Rom. 8:26-27). When you don’t know exactly what and how to pray about a situation, the Holy Spirit, through your spirit, will make intercession for you by praying according to God—His purpose, predestination, and the counsel of His will.
God is always perfecting His purpose in your life, and “[t]he Lord will fulfill [his purpose] for [you]” (Psalm 138:8 NIV). God’s ultimate goal is His purpose is to make you an adopted son (John 1:12). He uses things that happen to you in life: the good, the bad, and the ugly—things that you understand as well as things you don’t understand—to conform you to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29-31).
God has predestined rights and privileges for His adopted sons. He has determined before hand that those who love Him and are called according to His purpose would become His sons and have certain blessings: adoption and a full inheritance (See Eph. 1:5, 11). For example, naturally speaking, when a child is born and adopted, he is counted as a child of his parents right away, but there are certain things he is not allowed to do until he is grows older—not so in Christ; no need to wait for these blessings (2 Cor. 1:20).
So, no matter what comes or may, the good or the bad that may happen in your life, God is at work in you; and, when you don’t know what to pray or how to pray, God’s purpose, predestination, and the counsel of His will not be circumvented because the Holy Spirit, through your spirit, will make intercession for you by praying according to God—His purpose, predestination, and the counsel of His will. This is God’s ultimate goal!